Saturday, November 29, 2008
The Shawl At Last
I look horrible here but the shawl looks good. The color is more a deep cranberry than what you see here.
Thanksgiving was good. We had DD, DS, DH and my brother-in-law and mother-in-law and of course me the chef. On the menu were Matzo ball soup, two kinds of cranberry sauce, corn relish, my Asian Cole slaw, Matzo kugel (think stuffing made with matzo instead of bread and lots of mushrooms), DS's specialty, mashed potatoes, and two desserts provided by my brother-in-law. A good time was had by all especially the adults who drank too much wine.
I finished my first Knit for Kids sweater, and have been working on crochet squares made from the stash of acrylic I keep complaining about. I've not crocheted in years and it was fun to get back to it again. The other day, while crocheting the hook broke in two. DH attempted to glue it back together but it didn't work and now I have to get a new J hook. The aran sweater did not get worked on much, but I did pick it up this morning and began the raglan decreases.
Today we go into Brooklyn for my mother-in-laws 80th birthday party. She's still going strong although she has slowed down a bit in recent years. There will be 9 of us and we're eating dinner at a restaurant that has been around for like a hundred years. Not sure how good the place is, we've never been there, but it has a good reputation and we're all looking forward to it.